Federal Grand Jury Charges 16 with Motorcycle Club Crimes

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HAMMOND, Indiana (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted 16 men, mostly from northwest Indiana, with murder, theft and drug trafficking for the Gary’s Sin City Deciples motorcycle club.

The 57-page indictment released Wednesday alleges that Sin City members and associates have staged a racketeering plot since 2009 to traffic in illegal drugs and firearms and terrorize rival motorcycle organizations.

Their crimes include alleged murder, trafficking in cocaine, heroin and marijuana, and extortion of money from members of car and motorcycle clubs in northern Indiana, the Northwest Indiana reported. ) Times.

Members are said to have made money by selling drugs and guns and forcing other motorcycle clubs to pay them membership fees.

The indictment alleges that 50 members of Sin City went to the Moville Groundshaker Motorcycle Club in Kokomo last month armed with guns to intimidate its members into wearing the Sin City badges. He said members of Sin City sold drugs and guns to federal informants and their meetings and communications were monitored and recorded by investigators.

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